Mendy rape accuser ‘was in WhatsApp group with one other alleged assault sufferer’

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The lady has alleged she was raped by Mendy, 28, 3 times at his house in October 2020 when she was aged 20, after going again to his home with different girls following a Sunday night consuming session in a close-by bar.

One other complainant, aged 24 on the time, alleges that three months later, on January 2 2021, Mendy sexually assaulted her by grabbing her groin over her clothes at a celebration at his mansion, The Spinney, in Mottram St Andrew, Cheshire.

Prosecutors allege Mendy is a “predator” who “turned the pursuit of girls for intercourse right into a recreation”.

Manchester Metropolis footballer Benjamin Mendy at Chester Crown Courtroom (David Rawcliffe/PA) / PA Wire

Below cross-examination by Eleanor Legal guidelines QC, representing Mendy, the rape complainant denied attempting to “minimise” understanding the opposite girl, saying they’d a mutual buddy and telling police in a press release: “I believe I’ll have met her as soon as however can’t be positive.”

She advised the jury at Chester Crown Courtroom she reported her rape allegation to police in November 2020 and came upon in regards to the groping allegation by the opposite girl in February 2021 and needed to take two months off work because of the trauma of reliving her personal expertise.

The opposite complainant then went to police shortly after the 2 girls had been in touch within the February.

Ms Legal guidelines stated: “After she came upon about one another’s allegations she goes to police two days later.

“Has she ever mentioned with you due to what occurred, she needed to sue Manchester Metropolis for what occurred to her?”

The lady replied: “I don’t bear in mind.”

The witness stated she didn’t bear in mind each of them being a part of a WhatsApp group with the title “Sunday Shlagggs” however conceded they’d each been with different ladies on an in a single day journey to Wales.

She denied attempting to “exaggerate and lie” about what had occurred between her and Mendy.

Ms Legal guidelines continued: “Had you persuaded your self that it was Mr Mendy that had completed one thing fallacious that night time and never one thing totally consensual?”

The witness replied: “I’m completely sure I didn’t give consent.”

Ms Legal guidelines added: “What occurred in that room with Mr Mendy, in drink, is you probably did belongings you regretted and had been embarrassed in regards to the subsequent day?”

“Completely not,” the witness replied.

Mendy denies eight counts of rape, one rely of tried rape and one rely of sexual assault in opposition to seven younger girls.

Louis Saha Matturie at Chester Crown Courtroom (David Rawcliffe/PA) / PA Wire

Co-accused Louis Saha Matturie, 41, the footballer’s buddy and fixer, allegedly had the job of discovering younger girls for intercourse.

Matturie, of Eccles, Salford, denies eight counts of rape and 4 counts of sexual assault referring to eight younger girls.

Each males say if any intercourse did happen it was consensual.

In re-examination, Timothy Cray QC, prosecuting, requested the lady why she determined to go to the police and undergo with a prosecution of Mendy.

She replied: “The principle purpose was I simply didn’t wish to be right here any extra.

“That’s a very scary thought for me to have as a result of I’ve bought actually good pals and a very good job, however I couldn’t stick with it not being myself.

“If somebody simply listened and it’s out of me, then I can attempt to stick with it.

“I didn’t wish to dwell a life the place just about I didn’t wish to be right here anymore.

“I didn’t wish to do this to my household or my sister.”

The trial was adjourned till Monday.


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